Explaining to a friend what light painting is. Grabbing two relatively short tubes, I ran around the pool, and there it was: That super cool swirl and the reflections in the pool. Tube Light Painting winner. Sometimes it just works.
(See the article on “Use of reflections in your photos”)
Trying to draw a Light Ship at the River Lee at the bend at Xingpingzhen, China. This is actually the first try of a few. I did not even put on my black clothes on. If you have a close look at the mast you see that I still have my orange shirt on. Interesting here is that I managed to light up the mountains across the river with the massive LED-Lenser X21.r.2 Torch.
When one wants to visit “The Wave” many stay in Kanab, Utah for a few days. During your stay you go to the lottery every day and keep yourselves busy until you win the lottery and you get to go to the Wave. Here you see a shot that I took at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park which is just outside Kanab.
This is one of my all-time favorite Light Paintings. The shape under the monument has become a dear special portal of light to me. I created it with a 2m long Plexi tube inserted wite and red torches. The iconic place is the Monument to the Fallen Soldiers of the Kosmaj Detachment erected in 1971 at the Kosmaj Mountain Park in Serbia.
Capturing the summer mood in Berlin. A quick light painting tube spin in the flower meadow near Adlershof, Berlin.
Find your way into the world of the Tube Light Painting Portraits.
The tubes were one of the first tools that made me dive deeper into the Light Painting world. Very fast I could obtain great results with limited effort also while traveling around the world. Of course you’re not going to travel with a 2.5m long tube but you can always take some shorter bits. In the end its more about perspective. You can make a small one look much bigger when going closer. Here is a short selection of my favorite Tube Light Paintings.